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Windows® XP bootable USB
Windows® XP bootable USB. What are the issues that can occur during installation process?
The Windows® XP edition is built to run on a small scale machine as it just needs a configuration of 233 Megahertz, 64 MB of RAM memory and 1.5 GB of hard disk space. Booting is a fundamental important process that starts when the PC starts up, before the system starts up and loads all the peripheral devices it loads information from the BIOS, the BIOS checks to see if there is a CD is the CD-ROM device. The boot disk helps in the repair process, and you can create a bootable USB drive for new system which does not come with the CD-ROM drive.
The bootable USB can be also termed as the UFD (USB Flash Drive), the UFD can be developed but a few steps need to be considered in the installation process.
- Creating BIOS awareness
- Installing the Windows® XP
- Correction of the system errors
- Error During installation
Creating BIOS awareness
The BIOS of a system might not be configured to read the USB drive during the start up of a system. The system BIOS must be reconfigured such that the USB must be read as a bootable device, most system permit this option. In certain cases, the USB may need to be connected before rebooting the system and allowing it to be set as an independent bootable drive. Once the BIOS is open configure it such that the memory stick will be read first in the boot up process.
Installing the Windows® XP
The Windows® XP can be installed from any USB drive that has the bootable data stored onto it; this would include the data from the service pack the entire Windows® set-up. The tool chosen to load the Windows® XP on the USB would cause changes in the manner to how the operating system is installed on the hard disk. Boot up the system from the USB drive from the BIOS, open it up in the TXT mode, and select the partition onto which the Windows® XP operating system is to be installed. Quick format the partition and install the Windows® XP operating system.
Do not unplug or remove the USB drive by any means until the first logon into the operating system happens. If there is an error with the drive letters reboot the system with the USB drive plugged into it, run the option 1. TXT mode so that the drive letters would get their correct letter value. You can also perform non standard system installs of the Windows® XP operating system by adjusting the setting in the BOOT.INI file which is present on the USB Drive.
Sometimes when the operating system installs itself on the system, it would result in a hal.dll error. The error during installation occurs when the partition is hidden and the GUI mode for the Windows® cannot be found. This can be resolved by providing the BOOT.INI file in the USB and selecting the hidden partition. It is highly recommended that all the other external extra drives such as external back up hard disks, card reader and other peripheral devices are removed as it would interfere in the standard naming of the system drives.